Pictured, from left, are Fire Marshal Mike Rodde, Assistant Walmart Store Manager Ajay Russell, Seminole Fire Rescue Public Education Officer Brad Dykens, Walmart Marcus Sakaniwa, Fire Chief Heather Burford, Assistant Fire Chief Terry Tokarz and Fire Training Chief John Schmidt.
SEMINOLE – As part of the grand opening ceremonies July 16 of the new Seminole Walmart, at 10237 Bay Pines Blvd., store executives donated $1,000 to city of Seminole Fire Rescue.
The money will be used to purchase smoke alarms for Seminole-area residents in need.
This donation is especially significant as the focus of Fire Safety Month this October is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month.”
Store Manager Marcus Sakaniwa said, “Walmart is the biggest retailer in the area and we are fortunate to establish connections in the community. As part of that connection each Walmart store is actively involved with a community giving program.”
Seminole Fire Rescue’s Public Education Officer Brad Dykens said, “This generous donation will be used immediately to maintain the life safety of Seminole area residents.”